By Lamin Drammeh
ASC Linguere has defeated the defending league champions Goree FC 1-0 to move steps away from the relegation zone in the ongoing Senegalese division one league.
The Senegalse giants who fired head coach Vitor Salvado a fortnight ago came into this game on the back of disappponting results that threatened their stay in the league and subsequently led to the sacking of the Portuguese coach.
But a recent win against Goree has boost their confidence going into the last five games with league one survival hopes alive. They have now jumped to10 place from their previous league position of 11, ( relegation zone), and collected 25 points in the process.
Coach Salvador sacking came hot on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to Guediawaye, a result that has raised serious concern on the fate of Asc Linguere who are fighting a battle to avoid relegation.
Linguere are widely trailed 22 points by league leaders Generation Foot who enjoyed ten point lead at the summit of the league standings on 47 points.
Aziz Wade who replaced Salvador as Linguere coach got off to a winning start to his debut appearance in charge of the Senegalese giants.
The club may likely lose the services of several key players including goalkeeper Modou Jobe, should they fail to stay in the first division.
Jobe in particular has constantly been linked with a move away from ASC Linguere with several Senegalese clubs keen to secure the service of former Real de Banjul and Armed Forces goalkeeper.
Jobe has only one-year left on his two year contract with Linguere who bought him from Niarry Tally for an undisclosed transfer fee in November 2016.